Monday, May 25, 2015

Watch Prince Charles Dance With the FELA! Cast

He's got nothing on Obama.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gone, But Not Forgotten - Shows That Close Way Too Soon by JK

I swear, sometimes and I must share a psychic connection.  Every once in awhile, I'll post a blog on something Broadway, and the next day, will post …

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Saturday, April 6, 2013


Legendary performer Bette Midler is back on Broadway!  And JK's TheatreScene is celebrating the return of the Divine Miss M with a ticket giveaway!  That's right, FREE tickets to s…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Addams Family: 2nd Smash Year! by Peter Filichia

It got skunked at the Tonys, which everyone expected, given that it got all of two nominations, excluding Best Musical. And yet, of the three musicals that lost to Memphis in 2010, American …

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

I'm surprised! He was snubbed! She wuz robbed! by Peter Filichia

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for theater fans who can now cheer, rejoice and offer their congratulations to the many Tony nominees. Seems to me, however, that more theater …

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Theater review: 'Fela!' a swirl of African jams, justice by Chris Jones

Tony Award-winning production aptly tells tale of man who used music to stir activism, agitation in good measure in native Nigeria Deep into "Fela!," when Fela Anikulapo-Kuti stands defiant…

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

No questioning the authority of pulsating ‘Fela!’

HEDY WEISS: The ground-breaking Broadway musical “Fela!” is a phenomenal dance party that takes a dark, hallucinatory voyage into the fates of artists who speak truth to power, in an Or…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Broadway Across Miami: Priscilla, Memphis, Poppins, Les Miz, Fela, Stomp & Rock of Ages by Bill Hirschman

There’s a distinctly younger, even hipper bent to the offerings for the Broadway Across America 2012-2013 season announced for the Adrienne Arsht Center -- plus some old, old reliables. Th…

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

At the center of 'Fela!' fire by Chris Jones

Sahr Ngaujah reprises his Broadway role as political and cultural hero of Nigeria After "Fela!" — the Afrobeat musical based on the life and art of the Nigerian musician and political…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

BECOMING ‘FELA!’ — The Afrobeat musical that surprised Broadway

So who was Fela Anikulapo Kuti? And what was it about this hugely charismatic, politically-charged Nigerian instrumentalist, composer and singer-songwriter — the man credited with devising…

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Review: FELA! by Toby Zinman

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

An extra week in Chicago for 'Fela!''

The touring musical "Fela!" will now play for three weeks in Chicago instead of two.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Broadway On Tour March 2012 by The Broadway Channel

Broadway On Tour March 2012 New to Broadway on Tour is the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of the legendary musician, FELA! A new musical comedy is about to step up its game, BRI…

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Broadway on Tour March 2012 by The Broadway Channel

Broadway on Tour March 2012 New to Broadway on Tour is the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of the legendary musician, FELA! A new musical comedy is about to step up its game, BRI…

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Friday, January 20, 2012

OUT Magazine: Broadway Love Stories by JK

Broadway favorite and perennial magazine cover boy Neil Patrick Harris has made the cover of yet another magazine.  This time, though, it is part of a celebration of love stories a…

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Last Chance for $39 Tickets to FELA! at the Ahmanson in L.A! by Contests

Last Chance for 39 tickets to FELA at the Ahmanson

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Beyonce and Jay-Z Welcome Daughter by Brian Scott Lipton

Grammy Award winners Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z welcomed their first child, daughter Ivy Blue Carter, on Saturday in New York City. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, was one of the pro…

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Saycon Sengbloh Returns to Cast of ‘Fela!’ in Los Angeles by David Rogers

Original Broadway cast member Saycon Sengbloh will reprise her role in the touring version of “Fela!” which currently is being performed in Los Angeles. The return will be a week-long en…

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Saycon Sengbloh Returns To FELA! For One Week in LA by BroadwayWorld

Saycon Sengbloh is set to reprise the powerful role of Sandra Iszadore in the landmark Tony Award winning Broadway musical, FELA, for a one week engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre Los Angele…

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Saycon Sengbloh to Reprise Broadway Role in Los Angeles Engagement of Fela! by Dan Bacalzo

Saycon Sengbloh, who originated the role of Sandra Iszadore in the Broadway production of the musical Fela!, will reprise her performance during the show's current national tour stop at…

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Exhilarating — Fela! by Pauline Adamek

Pounding rhythms, colorful tribal costumes, exquisitely light and authentic African choreography, visually stunning staging and politically charged lyrics – Fela! is a biographical funk co…

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Monday, December 26, 2011

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Features FELA! and 2010 GYPSY OF THE YEAR by BroadwayWorld TV

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Features FELA! and 2010 GYPSY OF THE YEAR for more information. The 20th Anniversary Season of Broadway Beat, in 2010, featured the opening ni…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Patti LaBelle, Bret Michaels, Darius Rucker, et al. Set for Free Indianapolis Concerts. by Brian Scott Lipton

Patti LaBelle, who appeared in the Broadway production of Fela!, and Bret Michaels, whose music is heard in the Broadway production ofRock of Ages, are among the artists who will perform in …

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Monday, December 19, 2011

STAGE TUBE: FELA! Opens at Center Theatre Group! by BroadwayWorld TV

Fela, the 2010 Best Musical Tony Award-nominated musical, opened on December 14th, at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre GroupAhmanson Theatre. The musical, filled with the exuberant music of Afro…

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Connie Chats on Opening Night: Fela! by Connie Danese

Fela!, the musical about the late Nigerian political activist and Afrobeat star, opened in LA Wednesday. Among those chatting before and after the event were Thelma Houston, CCH Pounder, Kim…

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Lillias White, Veanne Cox and Nancy Dussault Set for January Cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore by

Tony winner Lillias White and Tony nominees Veanne Cox and Nancy Dussault will join the cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore on January 4, 2012 at off-Broadway's Westsi…

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

PHOTO FLASH: Jason Alexander, Debbie Allen, Bill Bellamy, Lesley Ann Warren et al. at Los Angeles Opening of Fela! by Dan Bacalzo

Center Theatre Group celebrated the Los Angeles engagement of Fela!, which opened at The Ahmanson Theatre on December 14, and plays through January 22, 2012. The show is directed and choreog…

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Legit Reviews||Los Angeles: L.A. gets a welcome early present for Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah, to be cherished by anyone moved by music's power to resist oppression.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

From Lagos to LA, Sahr Ngaujah Plays Fela! by Jessica Koslow

Sahr Ngaujah, an American-born son of a father from Sierra Leone and an American mother, portrays the late Afrobeat star and political activist Fela Kuti in the Bill T. Jones-directed musica…

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tonya Pinkins & More to Star in Katori Hall's Hurt Village at Signature Theatre by

Tony winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change, Jelly’s Last Jam) has signed on for Katori Hall’s Hurt Village, the inaugural production at Signature Theatre Company’s Romu…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

They’re Still Here! Follies to Transfer to Los Angeles for Six-Week Run in May by

The current Broadway revival of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, which began at The Kennedy Center, will transfer to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for a six-week run…

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